Following is a listing of the musical selections airing
on Echoes for the week of December 9-13, 2002. The dates
on the playlists are the dates the programs are distributed to
stations. Please check the program ID number to verify the
program if your station broadcasts the program on a different
day than it is distributed.
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH SUZANNE CIANI In her Marin County home overlooking the Pacific Ocean and
Mount Tamalpais, Suzanne Ciani performs live on Echoes. She started
out as an avant-garde electronic composer, came to renown for
commercial jingles and sound effects, and helped launch New Age
music. Now Suzanne concentrates on her piano music, releasing
PIANISSIMO III (Seventh Wave) her third album of unaccompanied
solos. We captured Suzanne on a glorious Northern California day,
seated at her grand piano, playing music born in the view right
outside her windows.
RUDY ADRIAN: AWASH IN AMBIENCE Rudy Adrian has led a sheltered life. Growing up in New Zealand,
the synthesist actually thought he created ambient music. He's
discovered otherwise since his music has been drifting out into
the world from his island homeland. We talk with Rudy Adrian about
his New Zealand ambiences.
ECHOES CD OF THE MONTH
A WINDHAM HILL CHRISTMAS The songs are familiar carols, but A WINDHAM HILL CHRISTMAS
retains the WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE tradition of unusual
arrangements and performances that evoke the mood of the season,
especially if your take on that mood is a Northeast, snow-covered
landscape like that depicted on the Hallmark card cover. The usual
bevy of Windham Hill sampler artists are all here, with often
innovative arrangements of traditional Christmas music. A Windham
Hill Christmas is our CD of the Month for December.
The BEST OF ECHOES 2002: LISTENERS CHOICE The ballots are in and counted and on this show we unveil
the Top 25 CDs for 2002 from the listeners of Echon Echoes, a
music soundscape from P-R-I, Public Radio International on Echoes.
This special two hour show will play a track from each CD. This
year the choices are less obvious than most so anything could
PHILIP GLASS: SCORING THE APOCALYPSE Twenty years ago, composer Philip Glass and director Godfrey
Reggio lighted up the screen with Koyaanisqatsi, a non-narrative
film that explored the rapid change in life we're experiencing.
Driven by Philip Glass's kinetic, melodic score, the film was
a unique marriage of music and visuals. Now they've released the
third part of their trilogy, NAQOYQATSI (Sony Classical). It's
an even more harrowing view of the world that posits the idea
that technology rules us more than we rule technology. Glass and
Reggio explore the themes of their trilogy, which has taken on
a different light in a post 9-11 world.
Echoes Programs for the week of December 9-13,
Click on a program number to see that day's playlist.
Some stations tape-delay Echoes, please check with
your local station if there is some question about what program
was aired on a specific day.
The playlists include start times that indicate the
approximate beginning of that piece of music, represented in minutes
and seconds after the start of the hour.
There are also links to purchase many of the CDs, clicking
the "buy-it" button will take you to an Amazon.com entry
with more information about the CD. If there is no "buy-it"
button, the CD is not currently carried by Amazon.com.
Copyright 2002 Pennsylvania Public Radio Associates,